These trucks are a faithful reproduction of the famous Carter Brothers swing motion trucks used by many American narrow gauge railroads on and around the West Coast. These trucks date from the late 1870’s up and thru the early 1900’s.
They have wood transoms, bolsters and spring planks. They were made to be swing motion trucks, meaning that the bolster beam and spring assembly were suspended from metal hanger straps, to allow it to move with the car body independently from the rest of the truck. This was intended to provide a better riding truck. They were used by almost if not all west coast narrow gauge railroads at that time.
Note : All of my white metal casting parts are noted in F-scale measurements. That being said, all or most, can also be used on any other Large Scale Model. If you need measurements of a part that may interest you confirmed, please contact me with your request.
I also design and run new molds for vendors, clubs and any special part or project you might be thinking about. Give me a call and we can talk about how we get it done.